Explore the folkloric music style of Veracruz, Mexico, during a two-day festival of music, fandango, workshops, and conversations, when Brava presents the 10th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival.
Saturday, June 3, 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Performance featuring Mono Blanco and Los Cenzontles.
Sunday, June 4, 12:00pm – 3:00pm: Son Jarocho Workshop with Mono Blanco.
Brava Theater Center. 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110.
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About amazing show!
Groupo Mono Blanco:
Grupo Mono Blanco was formed by jaranero and poet Gilberto Gutiérrez in the 1970’s to revive the rural traditions of the son jarocho that were becoming extinct in their native Veracruz, Mexico, now enjoying an international revival because of their vision.
The group has recorded with celebrated label Smithsonian Folkways, Arhoolie, and Urtext, and have collaborated with artists as diverse Mexican rockers Molotov and pop superstar Rhianna.
Members of Groupo Mono Blanco joining the show:
Gilberto Gutiérrez (jarana, vocals)
Gisela Farías (Jarana, vocals)
Octavio Vega (harp, requinto, and vocals)
Emiliano Gutiérrez (pandero).
Los Cenzontles (Los-senn-SONT-less, Nahuatl for “The Mockingbirds”), explore various regional folk traditions from Mexico. Based in San Pablo, CA,
They have performed across the U.S., in Europe, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and throughout Mexico. They have produced over 30 albums of traditional Mexican and cross cultural music with artists that include Linda Ronstadt, David Hidalgo, Jackson Browne, The Chieftains, Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, among others, as well as 20 celebrated documentaries that have been broadcast on PBS and HBO.
The bands’ core members also serve as the programming staff and teachers of Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, where they have been passing on musical traditions to new generations since 1989.
Saturday, June 3, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Performance featuring Mono Blanco and Los Cenzontles.
Sunday, June 4, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Son Jarocho Workshop with Mono Blanco.
Brava Theater Center 2781
24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110.